Monday, 10 January 2022

kids activities to do while stuck or driving.

 Hey readers,

Do you dread the prospect of traveling long distances with kids in the car? Then you need to read this post. I have some cracking activities your kids can do in the car to keep them entertaining and stop them from asking are nearly there yet. 

kids activities to do while stuck or driving in the car.

1. I spy. 

Starting off with a classic game of I spy. It is a really straightforward game where the person asks I spy with my little eye something beginning with a letter. Then the other people taking part have to guess that something with that letter they can see with their eye. Once the person guessed correctly it is then their turn to say the phase I spy...

2. Name that song. 

A fun game is for one person in the car to hum a tune whilst all the other people have to try and guess the name of the song. 

3. Car bingo. 

For this game, you will need a pen and print the bingo sheets beforehand but it will be worth it as it is lots of fun. Below is an example of car bingo (there are many free printable ones, just type into google car bingo UK printables). 

As you can see reach square has something you will come across journey so hold on to paper and circle of every item on the sheet. The person who circles all the boxes and shouts out bingo is the winner. 

I got the above bingo sheet from Startrescue which is free to use and print if you're looking for a good resource check that one out

4. I went to the shops and bought...
Someone starts off with the first person saying I went to the shop and bought and they have to think of something beginning with A (e.g. apple). 

The next person continues by saying the previous item (apple) and then something beginning with B (e.g. banana).  This then continues with each person having a go and working through the alphabet, adding one more item to the end of the list each time.
5. 20 questions.

Designate one player (the thinker) to think of a person, animal, or thing familiar to all the players.

The other players (guessers) take turns asking yes-or-no questions to help them guess the person, animal, or thing. 

The thinker must keep track of the number of questions asked. If you like, distribute twenty counters (pennies, beans, or paper clips) evenly among the guessers. 

As each guesser asks a question, she gives a counter to the thinker. When the guessers run out of counters, the game is over.

Any guesser may try to guess the person, animal, or thing on her turn. If she's right, she's the thinker for the next game. If she's wrong, the guess counts as one question, and the game continues until someone guesses right or until twenty questions have been asked. 

If no one guesses right within twenty questions, the thinker reveals the person, animal, or thing and starts a new game by thinking of a different person, animal, or thing.

Are there any good car games that I have missed out that you enjoy? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


  1. We play I spry in the car all of the time! #KCACOLS

  2. These are great ideas. We love playing name that tune, and often do it after dinner in the evening :-) I'd completely forgotten about 20 questions though. We'll have to try that today. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories xx

  3. I am saving this for February half term when I will be doing a 5 hour drive with the kids #mischiefandMemories

  4. We play alphabet games such as countries, food, names and try to get through the whole alphabet! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories